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Rep. Nunes calls Dems infrastructure bill ‘a socialist blowout program’

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) railed against the upcoming vote on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill as the latest guest on the Sara Carter Show. Originally the voting process was meant to begin Monday, but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed it to Thursday when she split it from the reconciliation bill. Nunes says the bill is “what I call the socialist blowout program.”

“So on Thursday of this week, September 30, the government runs out of money,” Nunes said. “We’ve already hit our debt limit. So the debt limit has to be increased by the Congress if we’re going to keep borrowing and spending money.”

“We’ve seen this movie before,” Nunes said, alluding to 2009. “Obama said, ‘Oh my God, the economy’s cratering. It’s all Republicans’ and Bush’s fault. I need $800 billion. People may remember that $800 billion, because it led to the cash for clunkers and all types of corruption. Most importantly, that money was used to buy votes in the Congress that led to the passage of Obamacare.”

Meanwhile, in 2020 Congress already passed a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. But Speaker Pelosi says Republicans should feel “a responsibility to the country” to pass it.

“This is a big–beyond a big deal,” Pelosi said in a video Monday. “Let’s hope that the Republicans–find some–enough of them find some level of responibility to their country to honor what’s in the constitution that we not question the the full faith and credit of the United States. They know full well what the consequences are.”

Watch Carter’s full interview with Nunes here.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Analysis: the 7.2 million illegals Biden has let enter the U.S. is larger than the population of 36 states

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For those who can’t comprehend the magnitude of what the Biden administration’s poor border policies have done, the nearly 7.3 million migrants who have illegally crossed the southwest border  on Biden’s watch is a greater amount than the population of 36 individual states.

A Fox News analysis looked at data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which shows the total number of southwest land border encounters since Biden assumed office in 2021 is 7,298,486. The CBP already reported 961,537 border encounters in the current fiscal year, which runs from October through September.

Fox News reports:

If the current pace of illegal immigration does not slow down, fiscal year 2024 will break last year’s record of 2,475,669 southwest border encounters — a number that by itself exceeds the population of New Mexico, a border state.

That is larger than the population of 36 U.S. states, including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The analysis found that compared to the largest U.S. states, the 7.3 million number is about 18.7% of California’s population of 39 million; 23.9% of the state of Texas and its 31 million residents; 32.3% of the population of Florida; and 37.3% of New York. It’s more than half the size of Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio.

Were the number of illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. under President Biden gathered together to found a city, it would be the second-largest city in America after New York. And the total does not include an estimated additional 1.8 million known “gotaways” who evaded law enforcement, which would make it bigger than New York.

This unprecedented surge in illegal immigration isn’t an accident. It is the result of deliberate policy choices by the Biden administration,” said Eric Ruark, Director of Research for Numbers USA, a nonprofit that advocates for immigration restrictions.

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